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Festivals in Luxembourg this spring and summer

Head to established favourites like Usina, Siren's Call and e-Lake, or try some jazz, flamenco, gourmet food, or street photography.

Garage band The Hives headlining at last year's Siren's Call

Garage band The Hives headlining at last year's Siren's Call © Photo credit: Gilles Kayser


It's getting warmer, and that means open-air festivals. There are so many to choose from - diehards, newbies and free ones - it will be hard to decide. The line-up for some festivals in summer has yet to be confirmed as are details of whether some popular ones like Rock um Knuedler will go ahead.

Don't worry, we'll keep this list up to date with the latest news as we get it, so save to bookmarks and get your summer partying planned.

Have we missed a festival? Let us know and we'll add it to the list.

5-6 May

LOA (Luxembourg Open Air) - Esch/Belval

This electronic festival which started in 2019, returns again to Esch and promises two days of international DJs and local artists performing a mix of Deep House, Tech House, and EDM at Place de l’Académie in Belval. On Friday, catch Bassjackers, Topic, Retrovision, Tarik Asadi and Empra, and on Saturday, see Tchami, Byor, La Fuente, MartenHørger and MBP.

There will be a food village, chill out space and animations as well as several bars, and children under 12 years can enter for free (but anyone under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult).

13 May

Culture Forest Festival - Esch-sur-Alzette

The third edition of this one-day music festival is taking place at Park Clair-Chêne in Esch-Sur-Alzette. This festival is for promoting local bands in different genres including rock, pop, indie and RnB. Tune in to Edsun, Zero Point Five, Seed to Tree, Sun Smash Palace, Alfalfa and Foreigners. Food trucks and drinks available on site.

10-14 May

Like a Jazz Machine - Dudelange

Dudelange's international jazz festival at Opderschmelz has been going since 2012, and this year promises a brilliant line up of emerging talents and adventurous crossovers. With 18 bands and more than 70 musicians from around the world, this five-day festival will also extend to other venues including Neischmelz. Catch Stanley Clarke, Daniel Humair, Tineke Postma, and numerous local bands.

12-14 May

Guitar Festival - Conservatoire Luxembourg City

Lovers of this stringed instrument and guitar players should head to the second edition of this free festival which includes concerts, masterclasses, conferences, and a national competition for young guitarists and an international one for young professional guitarists. There will be a guitar masterclass with Giampaolo Bandini, and an accordian masterclass with Cesare Chiacchiaretta, plus a concert of Argentinian music from Italian duo Bandini–Chiacchiaretta.

13-14 May

Children's Festival - Neimenster

You must be under 12 years to go to this festival. Parents can join too in some 50 playful workshops to trigger different learning, from social relations and values, to language, creativity, health and communication.

16-27 May

FlamencoFestival Esch - Kulturfabrik

Created in 2006 (so now in its 16th year) this is the festival for flamenco lovers. There will be dance, song, and guitar shows, workshops, and film and documentary screenings. Most events are at Kulturfabrik but some will be at Escher Theatre and Cinémathèque in the city. You can view the full programme here.

18-21 May

Light Leaks Festival - Rotondes

Talks from photographers, a chance to see or submit work, and conferences and workshops, this is the newly renamed street photography festival. You can join photographer and founder of VoidTokyo, Tatsuo Suzuki, or documentary photographers Max Pinckers and Graceila Magnoni, or learn about the legal framework for photographers.

31 May-4 June

European Design Festival - Casino, Rotondes, Cercle Cite, Luca

Creatives from across Europe will head to Luxembourg for a five-day festival on design, with studios and pop-up stores, exhibitions, workshops and a creators market. Both the European and Luxembourg Design Awards will be bestowed during the event.

Cercle Cite has organised "What the Flag?!" which places flags by eight Luxembourgish artists throughout the city on buildings such as Rotondes and Casino Luxembourg.

3-4 June

USINA23 - Dudelange

Usina festival at Neischmelz.

Usina festival at Neischmelz. © Photo credit: Claude Piscitelli

Another summer regular, USINA will be at Neischmelz in Dudelange this year. The final line-up is still to be announced, but you can expect Peter Fox, De Läb & Nicool, and Lime Garden on day one, and Interpol, Gretel Hänlyn, Blond, Mayberg, and Listentojules on day two.

10 June

WAAL festival - Luxembourg City

The We Are All Lost festival invites you to join an epic journey into the world of eclectic music, vibrant visual art installations, and a food market, with 50 DJs playing on 10 indoor stages from 18.00 until 3.00. Early bird tickets are still available and the organisers promise to publish the festival location and line up in April.

16 June

Fête de la Musique in Luxembourg City

It's been going since 2000 and one of the best chances to catch amateur and professional musicians at free concerts around the city. There's something for everyone from classical, jazz, rock, and world music. Programme details are not available yet.

17 June

Wake Up festival - Medernach

This free festival, now in it's second year, just announced some of the line-up, including British band Willie and the Bandits, and Germany's Cynthia Nickschas & Friends.

22-23 June

City Sounds - Glacis

Lost Frequencies, Wade and Flavour Trip will play this free concert on the eve of National Day, bringing deep house and techno, whilst indie rockers can enjoy The 1975, The Script, Francis of Delirium and Ice in my Eyes on 23 June.

Access starts from 17.00 on both days with more information here.

23 June

Konstfestival - Lellingen

The little village of Lellingen is transformed into a lively and colourful open-air art gallery on National Day, with musicians, children’s workshops and plenty of surprises as well as a chance to view artworks. The programme includes 100 artists creating in front of the public.

24 June

Siren's Call - Neimenster & Melusina

Den Atelier's showcase festival is a music and culture phenomenon for all the family, with kids under 12 years going free. Catch Phoenix, Japanese Breakfast, Billy Nomates, The Haunted Youth, Star Feminine Band, Sorry, Sprints, Echt! and local bands ENGLBRT and Tele-Port. There will also be DJ workshops, and yoga and dance ones, a creators' and a food market, plus an after party at De Gudde Wellen. You can tune in to the Spotify playlist for the festival here.

30 June-2 July

Kinnekswiss Loves...

Get your blanket and grab a patch of grass at Kinnekswiss park for free concerts, including the Luxembourg Philharmonie and international singers. Previous editions have included Elīna Garanča and Bryn Terfel.

30 June-14 July

Festival de Wiltz

Festival de Wiltz

Festival de Wiltz © Photo credit: Lex Kleren

Head up north for some theatre and music. Belgian reggae and soul diva Selah Sue will take the stage with some R&B and electro sounds whilst the gala night sees Harmonie Wiltz and world music singer Marly Marques provide the entertainment. The one to watch is Adrienne Haan who performs New York jazz and swing showcasing the songs of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

8 July

Blues Express – Lasauvage and Fond-de-Gras

Lasauvage and Fond-de-Gras welcome the increasingly popular Blues Express one-day hardcore blues and jazz festival. In total there are 10 stages and last year there was a staggering line up of names (yet to be released for this summer).

8 July

Absolut Bartreng - Bertrange

Occupying the outdoor shared space in Bertrange from 15.00, Den Atelier has put together a list of national and international acts including Max Giesinger, No Angels, Power Plush, Michèl von Wussow, and Maya Maunet. Tickets are a steal at just €12.

8-9 July

Luxembourg Pride Street Fest - Esch/Belval

Once again Pride Week will finish with a free festival full of music, parades, drag acts and more. Last year festival goers got the chance to catch Boy George & Culture Club but this year's line-up is still to be announced.

15 July

Blues 'n Jazz Rallye - Pfaffenthal, Clausen & Grund

One of the city's most popular festivals and open-air parties (with the roads closed to traffic), attracting internationally renowned acts from the blues and jazz sphere.

20-23 July

Echterlive – Echternach


Echterlive © Photo credit: Viktor Wittal

Concerts in the unique setting of this medieval town bring together rock, pop, jazz and classical genres. The full line-up is yet to be confirmed but Adel Tawil will feature on 20 July, Dean Lewis on 22 July and Clueso on 23 July.

11-13 August

e-Lake Festival - Echternach

Grab your tent and pitch up for this popular three-day free festival. There are two stages (one a natural amphitheatre) and an outdoor dance floor, plus a campsite. It's early days yet so the line-up will be announced in May. You can check for more information here.

We'll be back with an update in August to keep you posted on the festivals planned for autumn including the Legends of Rock at Rockhal in October.

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